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Wisdom and Ignorance

327 aphorisms  ·  9 comments

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Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (846 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Ignorance is the soil in which belief in miracles grows.

[aphorist] Robert G. Ingersoll, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (31 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A great teacher never strives to explain his vision. He simply invites you to stand beside him and see for yourself.

[aphorist] R. Inman, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (209 ratings)  ·  submitted 1998

Lately I've found that if it weren't for stereotypes, conversation would be much more difficult for the closed-minded.

[aphorist] Morgan Ivy, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (30 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A great many people think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudices.

[aphorist] William James, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (1226 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Enlighten the people generally, and tyranny and oppressions of body and mind will vanish like evil spirits at the dawn of day.

[aphorist] Thomas Jefferson, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (3019 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (964 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997  · 

When angry, count to ten before you speak; when very angry, a hundred.

[aphorist] Thomas Jefferson, Writings, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (266 ratings)  ·  submitted 1998

Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient unto the day is its own troubles.

[aphorist] Jesus Christ, (Matthew 6:34), in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (100 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

If someone had told me I would be pope one day, I would have studied harder.

[aphorist] Pope John Paul I, in [category] Success and Failure and [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (261 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

'Tis better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than open one's mouth and remove all doubt.

[aphorist] Samuel Johnson, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (853 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Dictionaries are like watches: the worst is better than none, and the best cannot be expected to go quite true.

[aphorist] Samuel Johnson, in [category] Art and Literature and [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (291 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Integrity without knowledge is weak and useless, and knowledge without integrity is dangerous and dreadful.

[aphorist] Samuel Johnson, in [category] Vice and Virtue and [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (46 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Show me a sane man and I will cure him for you.

[aphorist] Carl Gustav Jung, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (43 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances; if there is any reaction, both are transformed.

[aphorist] Carl Gustav Jung, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (3650 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Two things I cannot understand: myself and others.

[aphorist] Erkki J. Jyrkkanen, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (359 ratings)  ·  submitted 1998

Even thinking is participation.

[aphorist] Lassi Kämäri, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (95 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

College isn't the place to go for ideas.

[aphorist] Helen Keller, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (864 ratings)  ·  submitted 1998 by [user] Marc Spierings

Knowledge and belief are two separate tracks that run parallel to each other and never meet, except in the child.

[aphorist] Godfried Bomans, Buitelingen II, in [category] Science and Religion and [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (850 ratings)  ·  submitted 1998 by [user] Marc Spierings

To use a method is to compare the realm of mind to a stool. The true thinker walks freely.

[aphorist] Godfried Bomans, De avonturen van Bill Clifford, in [category] Science and Religion and [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (1031 ratings)  ·  submitted 1999 by [user] Erwin van Moll

I am not sure that I exist, actually. I am all the writers that I have read, all the people that I have met, all the women that I have loved; all the cities that I have visited, all my ancestors... Perhaps I would have liked to be my father, who wrote but has the decency of not publishing.

[aphorist] Jorge Luis Borges, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

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